Laboratory Journal – Business Web for Users in Science and Industry en Yale-NUS College: Usage of Magritek’s Spinsolve Carbon 60 MHz Benchtop NMR Spectrometer in their Common Curriculum Classes The students of Yale-NUS College in Singapore have now the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and exposure to different methods of sample analysis. The new equipment is generally more advanced than standard teaching tools, offering undergraduates the opportunity to conduct their own independent research studies. With their intended dual use for both teaching and research, the laboratories are an extension to the research capabilities for both faculty and students. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:49:00 +0000 Fritsch opens a subsidiary in the US Besides branches in Singapore, Russia, China and France now Fritsch opened its first subsidiary in the US: Fritsch Milling and Sizing Inc. For a long time we have been serving customers in the USA but in order to meet the demands of our customers in a growing market it was time to have a Fritsch branch directly in the US. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:56:00 +0000 After the epigenome: The epitranscriptome Our genome is made up of 6,000 million pieces of DNA that combine four "flavors": A, C, G and T (Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine). It is our Alphabet. But to this base we must add some regulation, just like the spelling and grammar of that alphabet: this is what is called Epigenetics. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:44:00 +0000 New Study Shakes the Roots of the Dinosaur Family Tree More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Natural History Museum in London. Their work suggests that the family groupings need to be rearranged, re-defined and re-named and also that dinosaurs may have originated in the northern hemisphere rather than the southern, as current thinking goes. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:05:00 +0000 Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down at the University of Michigan, and it could change the way touchscreens and flat or flexible displays are made. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:31:00 +0000 Ocean FX Spectrometer Provides High Acquisition Speed The latest miniature spectrometer from Ocean Optics offers high-sensitivity CMOS detector performance, acquisition speed up to 3,000 scans per second, and onboard spectral buffering to ensure data integrity during reaction monitoring. The Ocean FX spectrometer is ideal for high-speed sorting and grading in production environments, measurement of transient events, and reaction kinetics monitoring for drug development and similar applications. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:35:00 +0000 Small volume bottle-top dispensers from Socorex The Calibrex bottle top dispensers are robust instruments with excellent chemical resistance. Intended for the safe and reproducible liquid distribution, the line includes 7 different sizes: 0.1-1 / 0.25-2.5 / 0.5-5 / 1-10 / 2.5-25 / 5-50 / 10-100 mL. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Double-Certified Reference Materials for Calibration of Laboratory Instruments from Honeywell Honeywell announced the launch of its first series of Hydranal double-certified reference materials (CRM) for Karl Fischer Titration. Until now, commercially available water standards for Karl Fischer Titration have been tested under ISO/IEC 17025 or no standard at all. The new generation of standards from Honeywell Research Chemicals are produced and certified under ISO Guide 34 in addition to ISO/IEC 17025. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:04:00 +0000 New Socorex 10 – 100 µL multichannel pipette The comprehensive Acura manual pipette line includes nine multichannel models covering volumes from 0.5 µL up to 350 µL. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:56:00 +0000 Merck Advances Lab Water Purification Technology with Milli-Q IQ 7000 System Merck announced the global launch of the Milli-Q IQ 7000 system, the seventh-generation Milli-Q water purification innovation. This launch marks 50 years of providing ultrapure water to scientists in laboratories all over the world. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:13:00 +0000 Transfer of an Itaconate Production Process in Ustilago Maydis to the BioFlo 120 Bioprocess Control Station The unsaturated dicarboxylic acid itaconate is used as a building block for the production of pharmaceuticals and adhesives, as a copolymer for synthetic resins, and Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:30:00 +0000 Push-Button Simplicity: Automatic Fermentation Using Auto Culture Mode Learning to use a bioprocess controller is a complex and often intimidating endeavor for the beginner. Indeed, even with previous bioprocess experience, moving to a new software platform can entail much learning and reduce efficiency. With the Auto Culture modes of the Eppendorf BioFlo 120 bioprocess control station, the user can select either a pre-defined E. coli batch fermentation protocol or a CHO batch cell culture process, which begins at the push of a button. Here we give an overview on the settings and parameters of the Auto Culture mode for the cultivation of E. coli. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:23:00 +0000 Eppendorf BioFlo 120 Bioprocess Control Station The flexible BioFlo 120 bioreactor/fermentor control station is capable of microbial fermentation as well as mammalian cell culture applications. It features an extensive range of glass and BioBLU Single-Use Vessel options (250 mL – 40 L). Universal connections for digital Mettler Toledo® ISM and analog sensors make it easy to monitor a variety of critical process parameters. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:12:00 +0000 Fully automated sample preparation module for LCMS Reviewing the current trends in analytical instrumentation, automated (on-line) sample preparation systems are in focus of many application fields. With CLAM-2000 (Clinical Laboratory Automated sample preparation Module), Shimadzu offers an instrument which  perfectly meets the needs of pharmaceutical departments, medical departments or biological analysis laboratories dealing with issues of variability in analytical results or infection risk. The unique CLAM-2000 automates the pretreatment of blood or other biological samples before LC-MS analysis. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:20:00 +0000 Optical microscope meets mass spectrometer With its wide range of applications in various industries, the iMScope TRIO meets the versatile needs of R&D challenges. The iMScope TRIO revolutionary technology combines an optical microscope together with a mass spectrometer. It is applied to cutting-edge R&D and identifies what users see at the molecular level. iMScope TRIO features extensive functionality for structural analysis through highly accurate MSn analysis. Wide range of R&D applications in various industries Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:09:00 +0000 SFE-SFC-MS platform for quick and easy on-line sample extraction Within the scope of the European Innovation Center, the Nexera UC system fulfils measurement requirements of a wide range of applications, such as monitoring of pesticides in food products, investigation of biomarkers, determination of additives in polymers, drug discovery, environmental controls and cleaning validation, to name just a few. The Nexera UC SFE-SFC-MS platform combines quick and easy on-line sample extraction with state-of-the-art chromatographic separation and high sensitivity detection. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:59:00 +0000 Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing System The USF-2000 very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) testing system is perfectly suited to current and future composite applications within the Shimadzu European Innovation Center topics. In a period of just 6 days instead of at least one year, the USF-2000 provides the most time- and cost-efficient test procedure for reliable service life data. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:43:00 +0000 Shimadzu opens European Innovation Center Shimadzu has introduced its European Innovation Center. This innovations-oriented Think Tank is a unique approach combining scientific and technological know-how in order to use Shimadzu’s expertise to provide even more customer-focused service. It merges the cutting-edge analytical technologies of Shimadzu with game-changing topics and expertise in markets and science covered by opinion leaders, strategic thinkers and scientific experts in order to create new solutions for tomorrow. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 Researchers Succeed in Generating "Time Crystals" Time crystals may sound like something from science fiction, having more to do with time travel or Dr. Who. These strange materials -- in which atoms and molecules are arranged across space and time -- are in fact quite real and are opening up entirely new ways to think about the nature of matter. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:30:00 +0000 Component of Marijuana May Help Treat Anxiety and Substance Abuse Disorders Cannabidiol, a major component of cannabis or marijuana, appears to have effects on emotion and emotional memory, which could be helpful for treating anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:18:00 +0000 Nanozymes -- Efficient Antidotes Against Pesticides Members of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed novel nanosized agents - nanozymes, which could be used as efficient protective and antidote modalities against the impact of neurotoxic organophosphorous compounds: pesticides and chemical warfare agents. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:16:00 +0000 E-Cigarettes not Linked to Higher Risk of Smoking New peer-reviewed research published in Drugs Education Prevention and Policy shows that e-cigarettes are not in Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03:00 +0000 Pain Relief Molecule Featuring First Artificial Cellular Communications Receptor Scientists from Manchester and Bristol have successfully created a synthetic cellular communications system - which has successfully recognised signals involved in pain relief. Dr Simon Webb, who led the research team at The University of Manchester, said the breakthrough could hold the key to altering the way cells respond to pain and oth Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:55:00 +0000 Exercising Can Keep Your Mitochondria Fit It's oft-repeated but true: exercise keeps you healthy. It boosts your immune system, keeps the mind sharp, helps you sleep, maintains your muscle tone, and extends your healthy lifespan. Researchers have long suspected that the benefits of exercise extend down to the cellular level, but know relatively little about which exercises help cells rebuild key organelles that deteriorate with aging. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:13:00 +0000 New edition of Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs released! The rapid development of designer drugs poses serious challenges to current policies, procedures, and methods for detection and identification of these substances. Mass Spectra of Designer Drugs was developed to support forensics and toxicology labs in combatting this global health epidemic and is the largest collection of chemical signatures of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and drugs of abuse in the world. The 2017 edition features: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:30:00 +0000